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Wise words by Albert Einstein

“I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart. In the face of all this, I have never lost a sense of distance and the need for solitude.”

Albert Einstein From “The World As I See It” (1930)

How to maintain high self esteem by Steve Pavlina

You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.

~ Steve Pavlina

Discover Your Core Values

This is a very good practice to discover your core values: The “Mountains and Valleys” by Dave Logan.

You should fill your name and e-mail to download the exercise in pdf format.

Here is what I have after this exercise. My core values and my way to happiness:

1. Be inspired, creative and open-minded.
2. Be honest, determined and persistent.
3. Build exciting and inspiring relationships with like-minded people.
4. Work and learning should bring joy and pleasure, and/or I should be excited about it.
5. Use positive psychology to help myself and others reach full personal potential.
6. Enjoy life and feel good about myself.(thanks Tim Ferriss)
7. Create value with simplicity. Do not over complicate things.
8. Try everything, use all opportunities, take chances.
9. Ask myself “Why?” as often as I can.
10. Live my own life.